Jamie Turmanis
Director & Founder

Jamie has extensive experience in the product development, sales, marketing and operational elements of an events business.

Prior to founding Quest Events, Jamie worked for IIR, informa, Terrapinn and AC Events in Sydney. He has also worked in Hong Kong with Beacon Events. During his 15+ years in the events industry, Jamie has led the development and growth of some of Australia’s and Asia’s leading commercial events. He has launched and grown hundreds of successful conferences, exhibitions and training seminars in the Australian and Asian markets from 2003 to the present day.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Technology, Sydney. He enjoys a variety of sports including cricket, football, squash, surfing and golf - and has run in two marathons. 

'In business and industry, we are all on a quest for something. And the right Quest event can help you on yours. Delivering quality and value is what drives me and I am a firm believer that this is the only way to truly succeed. As a result, you can expect the highest possible quality and excellent value from every Quest event you attend. I thank you in advance for your business.'


Office: +61 (0)2 9977 0565

Aleks Zids
Managing Director

As one of the first members of the Quest Events’ team, Aleks has had experience across all of Quest’s business areas, including production, marketing, sales and operations.

Since 2012, Aleks has been instrumental in launching and growing some of the company's most successful events. He has helped ensure that Quest brand is recognised for superior quality, with events that deliver real value for all involved.

Outside of work Aleks loves to learn about new trends, technology and history along with being outdoors, whether that be surfing, running, cycling or playing football.

'I focus on ensuring that every Quest event has the highest quality speakers addressing the most pertinent and current topics. I like creating interactive events with lots of opportunities for questions, discussions and of course networking, to ensure that everybody gets the most out of each opportunity.'


Direct: +61 (0)2 9977 0565

Marcel Baillache
Marketing Director

Marcel has over 20 years’ experience,  working for global conference companies in Africa, Asia and Australia – developing marketing strategies for smaller training events to large scale conferences/exhibitions, with 2,000+ attendees.

He has a keen interest in developing marketing talent and growing delegate attendance year on year, by constantly innovating and testing new digital channels. His extensive conference marketing experience includes content marketing, social media, email marketing and lead generation.

Marcel has successfully launched events into new markets including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, China, New Zealand, Kenya, and Botswana to name a few.


Office: +61 (0)2 9977 0565

Helen Bateman

Database Manager

Helen leads the Database Research team based in Australia, the Philippines and India. She is responsible for ensuring that the team are identifying and building the right marketing lists for Quest Events’ broad range of events, making sure each list is accurate and complete. Helen is also a part of the Quest Events CRM development team.

Helen has a BA in Leisure Management from the University of Technology Sydney. In her spare time she enjoys water sports including swimming and SCUBA diving. Helen also loves to travel to destinations that are off the tourist trail and experience new cultures and food.

'It’s my goal to ensure that decision makers and industry experts are made aware of the opportunities to network with like-minded individuals via our events.'


Direct: +61 (0)2 8188 7542
Office: +61 (0)2 9977 0565